Dynamic modeling for vapor compression systems-Part I: Literature review Academic Article uri icon


  • This two-part article provides an introduction to dynamic modeling for vapor compression systems. Part I provides a detailed review of current literature in this area. Both physics-and data-based approaches are discussed with their associated advantages and limitations. Physics-based modeling paradigms include (1) lumped parameter approaches that qualitatively capture gross pressure and cooling transients, (2) moving boundary approaches that seek to model the dynamic variations in phase transition points, and (3) finite-control volume approaches that use discretized models that include temperature and parameter gradients in an effort to achieve greater accuracy. These models are based on first principles, but yet require time-consuming tuning and validation with experimental data. Data-based approaches offer faster model generation but are specific to the system and conditions from which the data originated. 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Rasmussen, B. P.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Rasmussen, Bryan P

publication date

  • January 2012